Cavs Nation Poll Question
With a little over a month in the books for the 2013-14 Season, the Wine and Gold faithful have seen some impressive individual performances thus far.
In light of Tristan Thompson’s career-high 21 rebounds last night, we ask YOU, the fans…
Which individual Cavalier performance has been your favorite so far?
- Thompson Sets Career-High
The Wine and Gold’s bigs lifted the squad to its second straight win on December 4th – dominating Denver’s frontline in a convincing 98-88 victory at The Q.
Tristan Thompson led the Cavaliers frontcourt triumvirate with a monster night – setting a career-high with 21 boards to go with 17 points and a game-high three blocks.
The only other player in Cavaliers history with a game in which he equaled or exceeded Thompson's totals in each of those categories (since the NBA began tracking blocked shots in 1973-74) is Cliff Robinson, who had three such games for Cleveland (two in 1982-83 and one the following season). (Elias)
- Bynum's Big Night
The Wine and Gold snapped a five-game skid in dramatic fashion on November 30th – topping the Chicago Bulls, 97-93, behind a total team effort at The Q.
The Cavaliers got big efforts from several players, but none bigger than big man Andrew Bynum, who had his best game as a Cavalier – finishing with 20 points, 10 boards, five blocked shots and three assists.
The last Cavs player to put up at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, five blocks and three assists in a single game was Shawn Kemp, who had 25 points, 13 rebounds, five blocks and three assists versus Detroit on April 8, 2000.
- Waiters Lifts Cavs in 2OT
Perhaps the most thrilling victory of the young season came on November 9th against the Philadelphia 76ers. After having played each other the night before, the Cavs and Sixers battled through two overtimes with the Wine and Gold eventually coming away with a nail-biting 127-125 victory at The Q.
Dion Waiters came up big for the Cavaliers, adding 24 points, eight boards, six assists and a game-high four steals.
- Kyrie Caps Comeback in OT
For the second straight Saturday, the Wine and Gold played bonus basketball to get a win. It was Kyrie Irving’s offensive fireworks that pushed them over the top in overcoming a 15-point deficit to take the dramatic 103-96 victory over the Wizards in D.C. on November 16th.
Irving scored nine of his career-high-tying 41 points in the extra-session, going 14-for-28 from the floor on the night.